The good news. The 2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle-Dr. Loosen Riesling Columbia Valley Eroica Single Berry Select has received a 98 point rating from Wine Spectator. This score was published in the June 24th edition of Wine Spectator Insider. The 98 point score matches the highest Wine Spectator score received for a Washington wine. A 98 point score was previously given to the 2000 vintage of this same wine. It is also matches the highest score received in Wine Spectator for an American Riesling.

The bad news. A 375ml bottle of this dessert wine will run you $200.

Read more about this wine here.

Your consolation prize? For 1/4 the price, the 2005 Poet’s Leap Botrytis Riesling. Check it out here.

I know. You are thinking you are supposed to feel better about that 1/4 price for that 1/2 bottle. Truly though, it’s like saving money.